De La Rue Announces Plans for the Roll out of ePassports in Cameroon

By De La Rue, PRNE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LONDON, April 27, 2011 - Following the successful delivery of the Machine Readable Passport (MRP)
and a relationship with the Government spanning more than 20 years, De La Rue
Identity Systems today announces plans for the roll out of almost half a
million Cameroon ePassports over the next 3 years. This latest announcement
further strengthens De La Rue's position as the identity solutions partner of
choice across Africa and the rest of the World.

Developed in partnership with the customer, this latest phase of the
Cameroon Government's identity solutions roadmap will see the launch of a new
and fully ICAO compliant ePassport and an upgrade to the document management
and issuance system powered by De La Rue's MIDISTM technology. The solution
will also incorporate the installation of De La Rue's SIPSTM 500e automated
personalisation system for chip encoding, data-page printing and the
application of a highly secure MLIS(TM) thin film laminate specifically
designed to protect the holder's personal details from alteration,
counterfeit or fraud.

To ensure migration from the MRP to the ePassport is carried out quickly,
securely and with minimal risk or disruption to the Cameroon Government or
its citizens, a fully tailored project management and transition plan has
been agreed. Key components of this process utilise De La Rue's local
knowledge combined with global expertise, training and skill transfer to
locally employed system operators.

James Thorburn, Managing Director, De La Rue Identity Systems commented,
"De La Rue Identity Systems has a proven track record in Africa, working
alongside 20 governments and most recently delivering identity management
solutions with Rwanda, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Following on from the
successful implementation of the UK ePassport service delivery project, we
are pleased to announce our ongoing partnership with Cameroon and agreement
on the implementation plans for their new ePassport programme."

Calum Bunney, an e-ID Solutions Consultant from De La Rue, will be
presenting on 27 April at the e-Gov Africa Forum in Yaounde, Cameroon. De La
Rue's presentation looks at effective identity solutions that make a positive
contribution to long-term national development across the African region.

MLIS(TM), MIDIS (TM) and SIPSTM 500e are registered trademarks of De La
Rue International Limited

For further information please contact: Claire Burrows, Marketing Manager, De La Rue Identity Systems T: +44-(0)1256-605443 E: claire.c.burrows at

will not be displayed